Ras Jacobs

Having personally survived the horrifying experience of a long, protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal, I’ve been offering emotional support to people who have made the decision to come off their psychiatric medications since 2017.

With a diverse background of lived experience, coupled with formal training, I’m familiar with the mental health system as well as the failures and shortcomings of the psychiatric profession in helping people to truly heal and create lasting change.

The author of PSYCHiATIZED: Waking Up After a Decade of Bad Medicine, I hold Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English, am a Certified Life Coach, as well as a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate. I’m passionate and committed to healthy living, giving to others all that I can, and striving to continually become a better version of myself.

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So How Does This Work?

Once we determine a date/time to meet, I will request pre-payment for an initial conversation. I offer secure payment via credit card, VENMO or PayPal, whichever you prefer, and our agreed upon meeting time is reserved as soon as I receive payment.

Our first session is longer than subsequent conversations, generally around 75-90 minutes. During our time together, I will ask a lot of personal questions. I will begin to learn your history and figure out how/why you wound up on benzodiazepines/psych meds in the first place. I will listen to you carefully and offer preliminary observations about where you are in the healing process, and I may offer you some links to articles/websites that may be of use to you.

If you enjoy our connection and would like to continue to work together, we can schedule future appointments which generally run between 60-75 minutes. During these calls, we will explore supportive habits that you might like to develop as you come off/heal from prescription drug injury. These include (but are not limited to):

  • meditation, and other supportive habits rooted in neuroscience
  • trauma-informed care
  • nutrition
  • movement
  • breath-work
  • somatic experience

I am fortunate to work with several holistic psychiatrists and other independent mental health providers who understand that true healing means discovering and addressing the underlying cause of any disease, and not just attempting to medicate away the symptoms. We understand that mental health symptoms are often related to trauma and psychological issues; hormonal and other medical problems; medication side-effects; gut issues; environmental toxins; vitamin deficiencies and imbalances; food sensitivities; as well as other issues. As a result of this collaboration, I am now able to confidently connect my clients with benzo-wise prescribers in eleven different states who can offer tapering support.

I hope you will allow me to help you reframe what many start off seeing as an absolutely terrifying experience.

Trust me when I say there is a reason why this is happening to you.

I look forward to speaking with you.

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